Icelandic Sheepdog International Commitee
ISIC is the international official cooperation for the preservation of the Icelandic Sheepdog. ISIC’s concern is breeding linked to the breed´s origin, to breed abilities, health, type and genetic variation. ISIC was founded in 1996 on initiative of Guðrún Ragnars Guðjohnsen, President of Hundaræktarfélag Íslands * (HRFÍ) as well as responsible for Deild Íslendska Fjárhundsins ** (DÍF) at that time.
* The official Icelandic Kennel Club
** The official Icelandic Sheepdog Breeding Club
Icelandic Sheepdog International Cooperation (ISIC) is founded in order to preserve a robust population of Icelandic sheepdogs as the breed is described by the Federation Cynologique
Internationale (FCI) breed standard by means of:
- honouring the cultural heritage of the breed,
- common knowledge held by the member clubs,
- a common computer base including all Icelandic sheepdogs,
- common statistics of health matters,
- common understanding of mentality, herding, watchdog abilities, breed type and overall appearance,
- increasing genetic variation and maintain it in a high level.
One of the foundations for the cooperation is to regard all icelandic sheepdogs whereever they lives on population.